Responsible supply chains in Asia

The Responsible Supply Chains in Asia programme aims to further sustainable and inclusive economic, social and environmental progress by integrating responsible business practices into the operations of multinational companies and their supply chains. Active in selected industrial sectors in six Asian countries, it takes a multifaceted approach with the aim of promoting respect for human rights, and labour and environmental standards. The Responsible Supply Chains in Asia programme is co-funded by the EU. For more about the regional programme’s approach and strategy see - Approach and Objectives 

An introduction to the Responsible Supply Chains in Asia programme:

Our response to COVID -19 and its impact on the programme

  1. COVID-19 and ENTERPRISES Briefing Notes

    The COVID-19 pandemic has been affecting enterprises of all sizes and types in unprecedented ways. These briefs aim to highlight key information resources available on the functioning of enterprises in the crisis, including its impact on enterprises, responses by enterprises and policy measures to support affected enterprises

  2. Business Continuity Planning and how it can save your business

  3. COVID-19 crisis and the informal economy

    This policy brief focuses on the immediate responses that countries can take to address the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic on the informal economy at its early stages, while pointing to areas that will need sustained investment in the future in order to ensure well-being and decent work for workers and economic undertakings in the informal economy.

  4. Interventions to support enterprises during the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery

    This brief presents a range of policy actions to support enterprises in dealing with the impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic and response measures. It focuses on actions to enable business continuity and assist enterprises in laying the grounds for recovery, which are critical to mitigate expected massive job losses and pave the way out of the crisis. The brief draws upon policy measures various countries across the globe are developing and implementing during this pandemic.

  5. COVID-19 and the world of work

    The world of work is being profoundly affected by the global virus pandemic. The ILO and its constituents – Governments, workers and employers – will play a crucial role in combating the outbreak, ensuring the safety of individuals and the sustainability of businesses and jobs.

  6. Business and COVID-19

    Links to the latest resources, tools and guides from the ILO to support businesses during the crisis. 

  7. FAQ:  ILO Standards and COVID-19 (coronavirus)

    This note provides a compilation of answers to most frequently asked questions related to international labour standards and COVID-19. It does not provide a comprehensive review of possible legal and policy measures. For the ILO’s preliminary assessment concerning the possible impacts of COVID19 on the world of work and suggested range of policy options, see COVID-19 and the world of work: Impacts and responses.

  8. COVID-19 and the world of work: Impact and policy responses

    The ILO’s preliminary assessment concerning the possible impacts of COVID-19 on the world of work proposes a range of policy options to mitigate the impacts of the pandemic and facilitate strong and fast recovery.

  9. An OSH tool for use at workplace level on prevention and mitigation of COVID-19

    This checklist is a management tool to implement practical actions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 pandemic at the workplace. The successful implementation of the tool is dependent on the cooperation between employers, supervisors and workers to make positive changes in the workplace to improve response to and preparedness for COVID-19. Employers should involve workplace safety and health committees or safety delegates in the process.

  10. The Monitor - ILO's up to date analysis and advice on the impact of COVID-19